Retail/Auction Fraud

and how to avoid it! By Sophia Ostler

What is it?

Retail Fraud is when you purchase something on an online website or source, and don't receive it. If you were to buy a refrigerator on a website, you would hopefully expect to get it. If you don't, someone may have just committed retail fraud against you!

So how do you avoid it?

A couple of simple tips on how to avoid retail/auction fraud:

1. check to see if the website or seller has customer ratings, if people have left good comments, you're probably alright, but if they've rated it badly, you might want to question the site.

2. research the website you're using, and look on critic websites to find out what the professionals think!

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